Like a bunch of baseball Chuck Yeagers, the Giants were able to break the four-run barrier. Kaboom. You saw it with your own eyes. Winning streak, onward. Today the four-run barrier; tomorrow the, uh, five-run barrier.
The Hardball Times has an interesting/depressing piece on the mechanics of Barry Zito. Six years is nothing to a geologist, so if you keep that frame of mind, this should all end soon.